August 29, 2014
Having successfully brokered the sale of their previous Bowman 40, we are all too well aware of the fastidious approach to maintenance and presentation that FLY’s owners covet so greatly. FLY is no different. As one of the first ‘new generation’ Contest Yachts, designed & constructed under the watchful eye of, and personally signed-off by Arjen Conijn, the Grandson of Contest’s founding father and current managing director of the company, FLY simply had no option but to be ‘100% perfect’ out of the box, especially as she was due to be displayed at the prestigious Dusseldorf Boatshow.
Specified to allow for comfortable long-term liveaboard sailing (her owners are often aboard for up to 2 months at a time) in warm climates, FLY boasts everything a discerning yachtsman could require. With the benefit of plenty of prior experience with Med-based yachting, her owners knew what was needed, but perhaps just as importantly, knew what wasn’t. The end result is a fully-equipped yacht that never feels overloaded or cluttered either above or below decks.
Much swifter than previous-generation Contests, FLY is a joy to sail in all wind conditions. With absolutely no compromises made to the legendary Contest build-quality, she is as close to the perfect 45ft cruising yacht as it is possible to get. At £325,000 she represents a more than considerable saving over a new build (the 45CS is a current model in the Contest lineup).
Yacht Details – Contest 45CS FLY
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